The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Picador Classic Book 79)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, now an HBO film starring Oprah Winfrey & Rose Byrne
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells – taken without her knowledge – became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henrietta’s family did not learn of her ‘immortality’ until more than twenty years after her death, with devastating consequences . . .